Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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june, 2024

25jun10:0012:00Sateenkaari-ihmisten ääni kuuluviin työpaikoillapride-kuukauden tapahtuma

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29jun09:0010:30Brunssietkot ja Pride-kulkuePride-kuukauden päätapahtuma


TAKUtuki prize 2024 has been awarded

TAKUtuki prize 2024 has been awarded to two final theses done by TAKU’s student members Paula Honkimäki and Silja Kumpulainen.

New salary recommendations and terms of employment in the art and culture sector

Cultural producers working in the private sector and those who have completed a master’s or bachelor’s degree in history, literature or cultural subjects can apply our salary recommendations. Updated employment terms for art and culture sector are also available. New recommendations are valid from May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.


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Two webinars on special issues of Finnish labour market

Two webinars on special issues of Finnish labour market coming up in May and June! Who has the right to live and work in Finland? What determines the rights of an employee or employer?

A few words about unemployment fund membership and accruing earnings-related unemployment benefit

Joining an unemployment fund is worth it, as earnings-related unemployment benefit is considerably larger than the basic unemployment benefit paid by Kela. So, have you remembered to join an unemployment fund? It’s no extra cost to you.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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